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How the Plant of the Year achieved FSSC 22000 certification

Two plants executives from Bel Brands USA walk through the process.

Bel Brands USA Plant of the Year award presentation at the International Dairy Show
Dairy Foods editor-in-chief Jim Carper (left) presents the magazine’s Plant of the Year award to Edward Blascak, the director of operations at Bel Brands USA Inc.’s facility in Little Chute, Wis., Procurement Manager Mark Riemer and Technical Director Anjan K. Reddy look on.

Achieving FSSC 22000 Certification is more than a process change. It is a fully integrated Food Safety and Quality System across the entire supply chain from vendors to consumers, said Bel Brands USA Director of Operations Ed Blascak.

Blascak and Procurement Manager Mark Riemer talked about how their cheesemaking facility in Little Chute, Wis., prepared itself for certification inspection and acceptance. They spoke at the International Dairy Show in Chicago in November. Dairy Foods named the facility its 2013 Plant of the Year.

The seminar presentation is downloadable in PDF and PowerPoint formats.

Also read Blascak's essay "We raised the bar on quality, food safety at our plant."

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